Diagnostic accuracy of frozen section in various thyroid disorders as compared with paraffin section from the same cases

Kuntjoro, Benyamin Makes

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Abstract

This is a retrospective study using the data from the Anatomic Pathology Sub Unit of the Central Surgery Instalation of the Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, from Januari 1990 to December 1991. During a two-year, period there were 207 cases of thyroid frozen sectiotts. A number of 185 cases have been reviewed, 157 (84.9%) were benign and 28 (15.1%) were malignant. In parafin sections 158 cases (85.4%) were benign and 27 cases (14.6%) were malignant. There were 3 false positive and 2 false negative cases. The sensitivity was 92.6%, specificity 98.1% and the accuracy 97.3%. The positive predictive value was 89.3% and the negative predictive value 98.7%. From the analysis we conclude that there is high accuracy in frozen section diagnosis of the thyroid nodules. This method is still necessary to decide rapidly any thyroid malignancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Journal of Indonesia
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995

Keywords

  • Accuracy
  • Thyroid frozen section

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